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    History of Uttarakhand

    The ancient Uttarakhand history goes back to time immemorial,now known as uttarakhand finds its mention in ancient hindu scriptures.Uttarakhand truly has been described as "Devbhoomi"or the "land of Gods".This pristine land,divided into two hilly regions of Kumoun and Garhwal has a number of important pilgrimage sites,several archeological excavations establish different facts about uttarakhand history.It states that garhwal region was earlier termed as uttarakhand and formed a part of the Mauryan empire.On the other hand evidence of kumaon's existence in the stone age has also been proved.the state has been ruled in turns by various dynasties including kushana dynasty,katyuri dynasty,Guptas dynasty,the Pauravas dynasty,the palas,and the british etc.Uttarakhand history represents rich and varied sphere of heritage and culture.
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    Uttarakhand is both the new and traditional name of the state that was formed from the hill districts of Uttar Pradesh India Literally North Country or Section in Sanskrit the name of Uttarakhand finds mention in the early Hindu scriptures as the combined regionof Kedarkhand and Manaskhand
    Uttarakhand was also the ancient Puranic term for the central stretch of the Indian Himalayas Its peaks and valleys were well known in ancient times as the abode of gods and goddesses and source of the Ganges River Today it is often called the Land of the Gods (Dev Bhoomi) because of the presence of a multitude of Hindu pilgrimage spots The Pauravas Kushanas Kunindas Guptas Katyuris Palas, the Chands and Parmars or Panwars and the British have ruled Uttarakhand in turns
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    A nice post by Mamta and an equally good supplementary cum complementary response post by Pawan Singh Mahar. Both of you possess potential subject for writing separatel article on the subject.

    I was quite enchanted by the Dev Bhoomi on my short visit to the state.
    Standing on the banks of Holy Ganga and with a mesmerising view of the mountains, on a pleasantly chilly early morning, I lost myself to the heavenly sensation and felt that yes, this is Dev Bhoomi.

    I am yearning for a more comprehensive and extensive visit to the state. Hope the gods will shower that blessing on me.

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